NFL Rumors: Cowboys Will ‘Lean On’ Darren McFadden In Ezekiel Elliott’s Absence

Fantasy football owners have been running around trying to find out what the Dallas Cowboys will do after Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension was reinstated late this week.

And apparently, Dallas will turn to a guy who hasn’t seen much of the field this year.

Many people expected the Cowboys to turn to Alfred Morris at running back, as Darren McFadden has been a healthy scratch for much of the season.

But, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the opposite is true.

“I think the feeling inside the organization is that Darren McFadden is the guy they’re going to lean on,” Schefter reported on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” per CBS Sports.

While Morris has eight carries for 87 yards this season, McFadden has yet to get a single touch for Dallas. But Schefter reported the Cowboys were stashing McFadden in case Elliott was forced to sit out.

“Alfred Morris is very talented and I think they’ll lean on him, as well,” Schefter said. “But I think they’ve been saving McFadden for a time like this.”

Of course, Elliott still has a few legal maneuvers left, so he might not be sitting come Week 7.

There you have it, fantasy owners: The Cowboys are rolling with McFadden, with a healthy dose of Morris.

Choose wisely.

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